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3:01pm Tue 17th May, Justin H.

Hi Michael: I figured out the misunderstanding, to do with what I interpreted as "sample". In the project instructions, you have "samples", which are short snippets, NOT the full text. So when you said: "For example, comparing the Lawrence and Lawson samples I get: this <link>. ", I believed you meant the SNIPPETS, NOT the FULL TEXTS. Hence I used those as comparison. By comparing the FULL TEXT versions of Lawrence and Lawson, I get a result very similar to yours. I believe describing the full texts as "samples" led to the confusion for myself and others. Kind regards, Justin


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3:55pm Tue 17th May, Michael W.

Hi Justin (and everyone), I just realised that there were two levels of confusion. Yes, by samples I meant just those snippets. The only example of a full text analysis was the recently added Huckleberry Finn, as requested. However, I think I have now come to a larger source of confusion: "...what I have also chosen to report is the squares of the style-metric differences, ..." What I perhaps should have said, given the earlier text on normalisation, is "... what I have also chosen to report is the squares of the normalised style-metric differences, ...". That is the style-metrics have first been normalised (as described earler in the spec), then the squares of differences between corresponding metrics computed and printed out (optionally) and finally added to the total, where the square root is reported. In short, we both correct, but talking about different things. Cheers MichaelW

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